Published on October 10th, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu

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Imperial, Delhi, India

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The Imperial is a legend that offers a unique experience embracing facets of India’s history. The 24 king palms, that lead up to the porch, stand a witness to the creation of New Delhi. Built in 1931 by Bromfield, a Lutyens’ associate, the Hotel is known for its contemporary colonial  style. As New Delhi’s landmark Hotel, it is located on Janpath, steps away from the renowned shopping district and major city attractions The Imperial is an ode to India’s independence from  the British Raj and was built  as a jewel in the crown of the   outgoing rulers. The Imperial boasts a rich historical past with an awe-inspiring heritage.

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The Imperial’s relationship with art is a long-standing one. Since its inception, over 70 years ago, the Hotel, known as a museum hotel, has been a repository of art and a home to many famous artists. The hotel displays a collection of the ‘British Art on India.’ Some prominent artists are Thomas and William Daniells, William Simpson, William Hodges, John Zollony, James Ferguson, J.B. Fraser, Emily Eden, Charles D’Oyly, among others. The hotel has  233 rooms, a beautiful  Swimming Pool, and its garden is three acres full of lush greens, Royal palms, a remarkable number of species of trees, palms, ferns, flowering plants and shrubs.

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About the Author

Ozlem Avcioglu

Each city has its own light, identity and color ️Traveler photographer writer owner of Haaz design. Based in Istanbul and NY, live around the world.



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